Will Parish Park face funding cuts?
When the Board was established, it was to be funded by a 3 percent hotel/motel tax, with 2 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent to fund the Parish Park. Later, the tax was increased to 4 percent, with 3 percent going to the CVB and 1 percent to the Parish Park.
Using that formula, the Park should have received more than $100,000 in funding from the CVB in 2006. But after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the CVB negotiated a deal with the Police Jury to cap the rate at $70,000 because the Board was concerned it would not receive its Enterprise Zone funding.